Graphites ( Graph )
Homeopathic Remedy Graphites (Graph) use sign symptom keynotes
Common Name : Plumbago, Black Lead, Amorphous Carbon
Chemical Formula : C
Kingdom : Minerals
Stage : Acute, Chronic
Side : Left, U.Rt.Low Lt.
Miasm : Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic
Thermal State : Chilly
Action : OnlyPolycrest
Thirst : Thirsty, Thirstless
Appetite : Increased, Reduced
Sensitivity : Low, High
Moon Phases : First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon
Time Phases : Morning, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night
Gender : Male, Female, Child
Element : Carbon(C, 6)
Graphites (Graph) is indicated for Skin lumpy, thick, hard. Excoriations, cracks or fissures, Gluey moisture, Moist, crusty eruptions, Obesity, Sourness.
A/F [Aliment From / Causation ] :
– Grief and vexation
– Supression of skin eruptions
– Extremes of heat and cold
-SKIN:-Moist, sticky eruptions
– Secretions acrid
< During and after menses
< Cold, drafts
< Suppression of eruptions
< Wet feet
< Warmth of bed > Open air, walking in
> Hot drinks, esp. milk
– Simple, basic, earthy and unrefined patients.
– Slow thinking, irresolution, poor concentration. Dullness. SLOWNESS.
– Sad, tearsome, irresolute, hesitates at trifles. Timid, dread of work.
– Fidgety while sitting at work.
– Feels miserable and unhappy.
– Weeps, without cause, from MUSIC. Sensitive to music. Weeping from music (Aur), especially organ.
– Forgetful, makes mistakes in speaking and writing.
– Child impudent, teasing, laughing of reprimands.
– Remembers all the events of youth; recent events are forgotten.
– So sad that thinks of death.
– Thinks of nothing but salvation.
– There is a changeable mood.
– Memory weak for recent events, > for long past events.
– Anxiety and dullness in the morning on waking. Anxiety about trifles.
– Restless, agitated anxiety. restlessness and anxiety at night.
– Timid, reserved.
– IRRESOLUTION. Insecurity. Anxiety about the consequences of the decision.
– Obstinate. Censorious.
– Discontented. Easily offended.
– Irritability about trifles.
-TRIFLES SEEM IMPORTANT.
-Fear something will happen, of misfortune.
-Anxiety and fear < morning. Irritation, excitement, sleeplessness in evening.
-Aversion to mental work.
-Difficult concentration, mental exertion gives restlessness (Kali-p).
-Absence of thoughts. Impressions don’t penetrate. Hard to get information from them.
-Confusion with weeping and awkwardness < before and during menses.
-Especially adapted to women of climacteric age. Generally inclined to obesity, who suffer from habitual constipation and delayed menstruation. Tendency to put on unhealthy fat; plump, anemic, fair.
-Sensitive to cold; Chilly.
-Cracks and FISSURES on end of fingers of toes, nipples, labia, commissures, anus, etc.
-Left sided complaints.
-OBESITY. Rapid emaciation in stomach diseases.
Emaciation of affected parts (Plb).
-AILMENTS FROM SUPPRESSED ERUPTIONS, DISCHARGE.
-Discharges:thick, sticky, offensive, honey like, foul, scanty and acrid.
-Sudden weakness. Cataleptic.
-Sourness – of taste, eructations, stools, urine, teeth, etc.
-Sensation of burning, NUMBNESS and deadness.
-General sense of uneasiness, tremulousness, sudden sinking of strength.
-Skin symptoms <-> digestive symptoms.
-Cancerous diathesis in old cicatrices. Tendency to grow cystic tumours. Dropsy.
-Desire: CHICKEN, beer, sweets, bland food.
Aversion: SALT, SWEETS, MEAT, fish, soup, warm food, cooked food.
-< Morning on waking; looking upward; rising from stooping.
-Head-NUMBNESS OR EMPTY FEELING (Cocc, Plat).
-Headache < left side, sunlight, while eating.
-ERUPTIONS < occiput. Psoriasis.
– Alopecia. Falling of hair at temples.
– Eye-PHOTOPHOBIA (Nat-s), < sunlight.
– Conjunctivitis. BLEPHARITIS. Keratitis.
– Eruptions on lids. Fissures of canthi.
-Ear-Otitis < left. Chronic otorrhea, gluey, offensive.
-Noises < night, left side. -HEARING IMPAIRED > BACKGROUND NOISE.
-Eruptions or cracks behind ear.
-Ear discharge smells like spoiled fish.
-Frequent colds. Coryza before menses.
-Face-Sensation of cobweb over the face and forehead, tries hard to remove it (Alum).
-Eruptions, especially around mouth. Acne.
-Circulation is affected causing, irregular distribution of blood, producing especially rush of blood to head with flushed face.
-Phlegmonous erysipelas, of face, with burning, stinging pain, commencing on right side, going to left.
-Mouth-Fissures in corners of mouth, lips.
-Offensive breath, like smell of urine.
-Throat-Constant inclination to swallow.
-Stomach-Stomach complaints after suppressed eruptions.
-Ulcers. Cancer. Stomach disorders with rapid emaciation.
-Gastric complaints > eating, (WARM) MILK (Chel).
-Eruptions, especially in inguinal region.
– stool difficult, large hard knotty with lumps, united by mucous threads too large < during menses, suppressed menses; instead of menses.
-Fissure in ano (Nit-ac, Rat). Smarting sore pain, remains after stool in anus. Bleeding anus > hot milk.
– stools brown, fluid mixed with undigested substance, of an intolerable odour, often caused by suppressed eruptions.
-Male genitalia-HIGH DESIRE OR LACK OF INTEREST, ENJOYMENT.
-Impotency. Ungovernable desire with poor results (Con, Gels, Lyc).
-Erections failing during coition (Lyc). Premature ejaculation.
-Eruptions, herpes; spreading to thigh.
-Female genitalia-HIGH DESIRE, nymphomania, OR LACK OF INTEREST.
-Enlargement and induration of ovaries.
-Uterine fibroids, cancer.
-Menarche late. Menses scanty, late, not appearing.
-Menses late, scanty, pale, irregular, painful, delayed by getting feet wet.
-Morning sickness during menstruation, prostrated.
– Leucorrhoea – acrid, excoriating, occurs in gushes day and night, before and after menses.
-Hard cicatrices remaining after mammary abscess, retarding the flow of milk.
-Cancer of breast, from old scars, and repeated abscess.
–Respiratory system-Hoarseness during menses.
-Dyspnoea, from suppressed eruptions > eating.
-Suffocative, wakes from sleep.
-Chest-Cancer of breasts, esp. old scar tissue.
-Sore, cracked nipples.
-Eruptions in axilla, under breasts.
-Extremities-Swelling feet and toes during menses.
-CALLOSITIES of palms and soles (Ant-c, Ran-b).
-Cracks of fingertips.
-Eruptions < bend of elbows and knees.
-Numbness of forearms.
-NAILS DISTORTED, BRITTLE, thick, hard, crumbling, deformed, painful, sore as if ulcerated.
-Ingrowing toe nails (Sil).
-Burning heat of foot soles, uncovers them.
-Skin-Affects the folds skin, at flexures, mucocutaneous junctions, behind the ears.
–FISSURES, where skin and mucus membrane joins.
-THICK, hard, dry, rough (Ant-c, Fl-ac). Thickening and induration of skin.
-ERUPTIONS. Eczema. Herpes. Psoriasis.
Thick CRUSTS AND SCALES, OOZING HONEY-LIKE, THICK, YELLOW, STICKY FLUID, sometimes offensive.
-Itching < heat, during menses.
–KELOID (Fl-ac, Sil) or cicatrices.
-Tendency to produce excoriation.
-Watery, transparent sticky honey like fluid discharge.
-Morning sickness during menses.
-Hears better when in a noise, when riding a carriage.
-Sensation of cobweb on face; tries hard to brush it off.
-Cracks, fissures, dryness, bleeding- Cracks or fissures in the ends of fingers, nipples, labial commissures. Eczema of lids, eruptions moist and fissured.
-Affections of skin folds, flexures, behind the ear. Skin becomes thick and indurated. Obstinate dryness of skin and absence of sweat.
-Crustiness- Eyelids red and margins covered with scabs and crusts, milk crusts. Crusty and scabby ulcers, moist crusty eruptions.
-Dry, rough skin that breaks easily and exudes a ‘gluey moisture’.
-Discharge, always sticky, transparent, thin, watery, may be thick honey like.
-Menses late, scanty, pale, delayed due to getting feet wet, irregular.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY:
-Suited to women inclined to be fat, who suffer from constant chilliness, habitual constipation and herpetic eruptions which crack and ooze a gelatinous fluid.
Complementary : Caust, Hep, Lyc.
Follows Well : Calc, Lyc, Puls, Sep, Sulph.
Antidoted By : Acon, Ars, Nux-v.
It Antidotes : Ars-i, Rhus-t.
Duration Of Action : 40-50 Days